Life takes us down so many paths. Paths we didn’t know we would even travel.
When my son was first diagnosed with Autism, I met a friend who shared with me information about a book, “Welcome to Holland.” In the story, travel plans are completely turned around and Holland is the destination. My friend was preparing me for this journey and I’m still thankful for her. My daughter was just a few months old and my son was almost four when he was diagnosed with Autism. It was a tough time and can still be.
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But I have learned to trust God more every day.
My kids are 18 and 14 now! It’s still a journey. I honestly struggle everyday to make sure I educate him (he’s homeschooled), spend some time with her, meet their needs, then go to work at night.
Autism affects everything and everyone in the family. We have great days and we have really really really hard days. But I’ll never lose hope.
One of Suzanne's favorite Bible verses.
I’ll always believe that the Lord has purpose for everyone and every event. I’ll continuously seek more to help him, and I’ll do anything I can to involve him in something to possibly help. I’ll always pray for my family and I’ll pull my daughter to the side and remind her how I know this must be hard on her, but I’m so very proud that she has Faith in the Lord and so much love in her heart.
Because we can’t give up. We can have a bad day, but we keep going.
My help comes from the Lord. Nevertheless, we will keep persisting.
Submitted by: Suzanne Hinton
Thank you Suzanne for sharing your story. You hit the nail on the head when you said there are really great days and really really difficult ones. No matter what though there is nothing else to do than keep trusting God, supporting and loving out special kiddos, and persisting. You are doing an awesome job Momma!
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